i'm in usda zone 9a (napa, ca) and am keeping a colony of honeybees in my back yard.
can anyone list some plants that will provide nectar and pollen to these awesome insects as late into the fall and winter as possible?
posted by oigocosas
on Jul 10, 2007 -
LostArtFilter: Does this image sound familiar to anyone? It's a photograph of someone blowing into one end of a rolled up newspaper, and there is a bouquet of flowers emerging from the other end. I'm pretty sure the background is just white.
posted by lizzicide
on Jul 5, 2007 -
Where can I get potted daisies, chrysanthemums, &c for a 150+ wedding in October, in Los Angeles? [more inside]
posted by odinsdream
on Jun 19, 2007 -
What are these
flowers called and how long should they last (when cut)?
posted by tasty
on Jun 17, 2007 -
I would like to spray paint a whole rose with metallic silver paint. The intention is that it will encase the rose, fully retaining its pretty rose shape for at least a few days, if not permanently. In reality the rose will probably wilt, or otherwise warp, leaving an ugly silver mess. I don't know. Any suggestions on how to get the results as imagined?
posted by fucker
on May 17, 2007 -
Emergency funeral flowers for a mom -- where can I get lilacs in Atlanta or delivered to Atlanta for a Monday memorial service? My best friend's mom passed suddenly last night and her favorite flowers were lilacs. Please help me do this for my friend and her family.
posted by mdiskin
on May 10, 2007 -
What's the best way to order flowers online and send them to a person in London? If it makes a difference, I'm in the States. [more inside]
posted by tozturk
on Sep 14, 2006 -
Experimental Gardeners!!! Will flowers grow in wine? (or any sort of alcohol?) [more inside]
posted by svdodge
on Aug 2, 2006 -
The Devil went to Carolina,
Looking for a place to hide;
He found a pot,
And so he thought,
Now there will be [more inside]
posted by 1f2frfbf
on Jul 17, 2006 -
Please share resources for learning about, selecting, and planting a garden given a particular climate and soil. [more inside]
posted by odinsdream
on Jun 24, 2006 -
How can I disinfect flowers that I want to present to my dad in critical care? [more inside]
posted by elamp
on Apr 11, 2006 -
Boxes. I'm looking for a place to source about 100 boxes (wood/plastic) for flowers etc at a wedding. Long and thin, looking around 4 x 3 x 12 inches? Location Texas. Any suggestions of cheap flower wholesalers would be great too.
posted by Mossy
on Apr 3, 2006 -
What's something nice you can get delivered to someone... that isn't flowers? (or chinese food.) [more inside]
posted by soma lkzx
on Feb 14, 2006 -
Valentine's crisis: I need to have flowers delivered to either Half Moon Bay (CA) between 9 and noon, or an apartment in the Castro after 11pm. I admit poor advance planning. [more inside]
posted by lbergstr
on Feb 13, 2006 -
The wonderful, fantastic, exhilarating news is that we're getting married in Chicago in June. The less-good news is that we live in different cities, neither of which is anywhere near Chicago. So we could use a little help putting together the pieces, like florists, photographers, DJs, and oh yeah someone to actually do the marrying. And we've like got four months to do it in. [more inside]
posted by gleuschk
on Feb 9, 2006 -
So, it's almost Valentine's Day, and I'm in need of some help, vis a vis flowers. I need to send some flowers to a beautiful woman in another city and I need suggestions for a reputable dealer of flower power. The city in question is Vancouver, so I suppose if someone had intimate knowledge of the city they could recommend a specific place there, but otherwise an online store that you've used before (with good results) would suffice.
posted by The God Complex
on Feb 8, 2006 -
Botanicals Gift: I'm looking for aromatic gifts made from botanicals (especially flowers) that go beyond lotions, candles, etc. [more inside]
posted by defreckled
on Jan 27, 2006 -
I would like recommendations for good places to buy high quality artificial flowers. Online stores or places in NYC. Money little object as long as they look good.
posted by gaspode
on Oct 31, 2005 -
Is there a greek goddess of olfaction? Or at least some sort of ancient figure associated with perfumes or odors or the nose? (Perhaps with an affiliated myth or story to go along with the association?) [more inside]
posted by mowglisambo
on Sep 15, 2005 -
I'd like to get a small-to-medium-sized potted plant to liven up my dreary work cubicle. It won't receive any sunlight at all and will be exposed to 24 hours a day of pinkish fluorescent lighting and the glare of several computers and TV screens. The best it can hope for is fresh water and fertilizer/nutrient supplements as needed. Other than those boring and ubiquitous bamboo sticks, what else is there? Bonus points if it flowers or smells nice.
posted by Asparagirl
on Sep 12, 2005 -
Looking for recommendations on ordering a flowering cactus or some flowers online for someone recuperating from surgery. I'm trying to stay under $60 if possible. The person is in Baldwinsville NY, which I believe is in the Syracuse (?) area. I'd like to place an order this evening.
posted by yoga
on Aug 31, 2005 -
I'm looking for seeds for an indoor flower or plant that will grow in about 2 to 3 months. Ideally, this plant should require very little space, not be seasonal, and be easy to grow for amateurs like myself. Does my ideal plant exist on this planet, or am I being completely unreasonable? Any ideas?
posted by reformedjerk
on Aug 12, 2005 -
I find myself responsible for a semi-large, quite varied chunk of landscaping. Shrubs, flowers, trees, you name it. I don't have a clue what I'm doing. Where can I find help? [more inside]
posted by pornucopia
on Jul 21, 2005 -
I'm in the UK and want to send a present to someone in New York for tomorrow. Help please. [more inside]
posted by Frasermoo
on Jun 29, 2005 -
MeFi botanists: These
are buebells, right, blooming now until June? (Yes, that IS my cat Widget on the scanner trying to eat them.)
But what are these
, fallen from a tree or plant on the NE Ohio shore of Lake Erie? (Pic is aprox
200% actual size.)
Does anyone else have any plants you need to identify? Are there any good books or online flora resources you recommend that allow a person to maybe search by, say, "flowers-blue" and then narrow the search, perusing images? Thanks.
posted by Shane
on May 3, 2005 -
I want to buy some gardening supplies and tools for my partner to use on his house. There is currently NO landscaping, so I assume he will be putting in everything from bushes to flowers to plants. I, unfortunately, know next to nothing about this process, so I am hoping some of you could point me in the correct direction as far as stores and implements.
posted by hummus
on Apr 7, 2005 -
I just bought a dozen roses on my lunch break. Can't leave for work for 5 more hours. While I'm storing them in a glass of water, should I also snip the ends? Then do it again after surprising my sweetheart? Or just let them sit in peace?
posted by danny boy
on Feb 14, 2005 -
its my understanding that stuff generally feels smells tastes or looks good because it benefits our survival. Fats and sugars have energy. Sex continues the species. Good interior design makes you feel safe - etc etc.
So why do flowers 'smell good'?
posted by Tryptophan-5ht
on Jan 30, 2005 -
Is there a traditional kind of flower or color of rose given for the birth of a baby boy? A friend of mine just delivered, and I want to skip the blue teddy bears and get this right.
posted by symbebekos
on Jan 24, 2005 -
How long before Valentine's Day can I buy roses and hope for them to still be decent? Are all the flower vendors hip to this tactic?
posted by kyle
on Jan 24, 2005 -
Let's suppose it's Valentine's Day, and your partner - to whom you are married and with whom you live - receives a beautiful big bunch of flowers.... from someone else. Do you care? Would it cause difficulties with your partner or might you even be flattered that other people are attracted to them? Would you wonder who it's from? If you suspected who it was from, how might you react towards them?
posted by skylar
on Jan 24, 2005 -
What are those red and green things pinned to the lapels of nearly everybody on the BBC these days?
posted by ar0n
on Nov 6, 2004 -
You're probably familiar with the online wizard where you answer various questions about a typeface, and it will identify the typeface for you. My question is this: Is there anything similar for plants, specifically flowers? [more inside]
posted by oissubke
on May 19, 2004 -